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Gemini splashdown bait clips

Discussion in 'Tackle & Equipment Discussions' started by fishingmad26, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. fishingmad26

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    Bought some of these today, do I just clip it on to the lead weight? Tried but looks like it will take some force, is this the case? Or is there an easier way?
     
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    You can just push it to one side with your thumb, as you say a bit stiff though when new. Or just push the lead loop til it pushes the movable bit aside and clips on.

    I've used these a long time and like 'em a lot, if anyone's had problems it's probably been when they've been new and have a bit of a burr or 2 on the plastic moulding where the hook clips in , this can occasionally prevent the hook releasing properly, a sharp blade will clear it. Most I've bought lately have been crisply moulded and haven't needed it though :)
    I've heard some say you don't want them behind a flat back lead like a Namix as the water flow on landing is diverted and doesn't hit the plastic plate with enough force. I've always used Namix in the past few years and have never once had this occur , seems like it looks like it might be prone to but I've never experienced or met anyone using them who has experienced this .

    And finally...... One thing I HAVE found in many 1000s of casts is, if dragging tackle up sloping walls , check the lead is properly within the clip every cast , bouncing up a rocky wall can spring the clip a bit, I have had leads bump out of the clip or be seated halfway out when they came to hand. I know they're not designed for dragging up walls but it's the nature of some marks eh :)
     
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    Push the bar like so:BigGrin:



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    Thanks very much mark, exactly what I needed to see WP_20170111_17_57_34_Pro.jpg perfect mate all sorted :) cheers mate!!
     
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    Really cant wait to try these out just being playing around with it with a rig and a hook and I think its really good the way it works so cant wait to try it out on the beach :)
     
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    Thanks for ur review and advice on these little gadgets I cant wait to try them out and hopefully I will still be using them for a long time too :) cheers mate
     
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    One of the few great little inventions that is as good as sliced bread ;)

    Took me a whole day to figure out how to fit in the lead myself, but it works in the end. Now, it is indispensable :)
     
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    Hi.

    i have to admit, i am still a big fan of the breakaway impact shield.
    But i suppose the older you get the more you realise there is a place for imps and impacts and splashdowns.

    I tend you use splashdowns more in the milder months for general all round medium distance.
    Imps i like to use for 3 hook clipped lighter traces, i think the imps are less obtrusive and just seem to look right on the lighter rigs.
    Impact shields come out to play during Autumn and winter, the impact shield is a bait protector as well as a clip.
    You look at an impact shield and may think its bulky and ungainly, but the aerodynamic nature of the shield helps protect and maybe to a degree streamline bulkier baits, by producing a pocket of air for the bait to sit in ? does anyone know if a breakaway lead adds to the over all effect? if that is, there is any effect to start witho_O

    You can of course use just one bait clip the whole year round, but where"s the fun in that:thumbsup:


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    Why not just buy the Gemini leads with the bait clip already on them
     
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    Good if you cast OTG .
     
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    Use them all the time and think they are the best clip for otg casting but I have lost a few leads that come out on the retrieve not just up walls as Dr Fish says I now squeeze the clip that goes through the lead loop shut with a pair of pliers before use now.
    Pete
     
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    I have given up with the Splash Downs
    To many coming back up the Beach unreleased which is a shame. I have asked my tackle dealer if he would ask Gemini if they would put a bigger disk on thinking that would raise the odds of a release more....
     
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    Anyone tried those new Gemini lead clips
     
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    No , but a mate uses them and says there better for bigger baits.
    Think the splash downs can be a bit fiddley and can sometimes jam up due to the small gap.
     
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    What you using then mr bracks
     
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    Neither mr jim , good old impact leads , learnt to lay them on the shingle without releasing :thumbsup:
     
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    Same as me me. But been trying imp clips very good .
     
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    Bought some a few years back but haven't got round to using them yet.
    What are the advantages of them .
     
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    Deeper plastic hook on them for casting off the ground. Realease easy mate never had a rig not unclipped
     
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    I use them all the time and have done for a few years now , I've lost one lead on the retrieve which was bewildering to say the least lol and in all that time it's failed once to release the hook , I put this down to sand and grit
     
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